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Boom Re-grip

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Created by kodyn 4 months ago, 16 Feb 2017
kodyn
WA, 60 posts
16 Feb 2017 10:15AM
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Just wondering who re-grips booms? I would prefer someone in Gero town but if not I will take my boom to Perth to get done.

Cheers

John340
QLD, 1570 posts
16 Feb 2017 2:49PM
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Very good 2 part "do it yourself" videos follow:

Part 1:



Part 2:

P.C_simpson
WA, 1343 posts
16 Feb 2017 8:25PM
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Do you have the grip?

kodyn
WA, 60 posts
17 Feb 2017 6:38AM
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P.C_simpson said..
Do you have the grip?


No I don't. Have to find where to get that from as well.

May have to make it an off season project and have a go myself. Will see

pepe47
WA, 1011 posts
17 Feb 2017 7:00AM
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I would disagree with the first video as I believe there's an easier way. Grab some new plastic boom sleeves that adorn new booms from your local shop. Strip all the hardware from your boom. Then tape the covers in position and pour about a cup of thinners (enamel or acrylic) down into the gap between the old boom and new cover. One side at a time works best. Turn the boom upside down each couple of minutes or so, making sure that the old grip is fairly saturated. After about 20m or so the old grip will virtually slide off. I use some old work gloves to help stripping which makes the job really easier and cleaner. Then a bit of a clean up with acetone should see the job right. (about now is a bad time to light up a smoke too)
The acetone should make the glue bond well to the newly stripped boom..

petermac33
WA, 3720 posts
17 Feb 2017 7:54AM
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Or you can buy two rolls of the one inch wide elastoplast at Coles for around 18 dollars and regrip the boom that way. It's more tacky than standard grip.

photosbykarlo
194 posts
17 Feb 2017 2:25PM
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+1 on the elastoplast

Especially good for those commitment issues when the mind says let go, the elastoplast makes sure the hands can't let go on those triple forwards

P.C_simpson
WA, 1343 posts
17 Feb 2017 6:24PM
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kodyn said..

P.C_simpson said..
Do you have the grip?



No I don't. Have to find where to get that from as well.

May have to make it an off season project and have a go myself. Will see


I have re-gripped a heap of them, but I'm in Perth and not sure where to get new grip from. What brand of boom is it?

Big Al
WA, 250 posts
18 Feb 2017 8:01AM
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Mark at Surf Sail (West Leederville) has multiple types of grip rolls. I have just used one of the Goya replacement rolls - feels sweeeeeet and looks schmick.

AB....

kodyn
WA, 60 posts
21 Feb 2017 6:42AM
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P.C_simpson said..

kodyn said..


P.C_simpson said..
Do you have the grip?




No I don't. Have to find where to get that from as well.

May have to make it an off season project and have a go myself. Will see



I have re-gripped a heap of them, but I'm in Perth and not sure where to get new grip from. What brand of boom is it?


Naish Carbon

kodyn
WA, 60 posts
21 Feb 2017 6:44AM
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Cheers guys. I was feeling lazy but yeh looks like I will have to give it a go myself. I will suss what Mark has in store.



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